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    27 Inexpensive Home Decor Items That Look Like They Cost A Fortune

    Bamboo lighting fixtures, a sculpture, and more all for less than the cost of your weekly groceries.

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    1. A melting heart wall mirror so you can make your home look like an expensive art installation. This beautiful piece will spice up empty walls and bland spaces.

    Red outlined mirror on white wall
    Most Amazing / Etsy

    Most Amazing is a small business based in San Diego. They sell unique home decor and accessories. 

    Promising review: "I love it! It came very quickly and packaged well so it was all intact. This is a good size for a decorative mirror, it’s definitely a statement piece but it’s still functioning as a mirror. Overall, one of my favorite pieces. I am so happy to have it!" —Erin

    Get it from Most Amazing on Etsy for $18.39+ (originally $22.99, available in four sizes and three colors).

    2. A sculpted female figure vase that belongs in The Louvre. This ultimate accent piece is an instant conversation starter and can be used to hold anything tbh., Amazon

    Promising Review: "I don't know what it is, maybe it's the pandemic which has us all staying home and not dressing up as much, but this little figurine has been empowering and a great pick-me-up lately. I love how I have it in my vanity area." —xisweetz

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    3. A macchiato faux cowhide area rug which is perfect for the person who knows zilch about interior design. Adding this rug to an otherwise empty room will immediately upgrade the vibe, plus you can keep the rest of the room simple because this bold piece will steal the show.

    Area rug in room
    Rugs USA

    Promising review: "This rug looks exactly like the picture, is incredibly soft, and very durable. It’s exactly what I wanted especially considering how inexpensive it is." —Kelsey

    Get it from Rugs USA for $83+ (originally $184.50, available in three sizes and three colors).

    4. A cloud shaped acrylic mirror — It can make an empty room look chic. Not only will it help you take Insta-worthy selfies but it's a fabulous piece of decor for under 20 bucks., Amazon

    Promising review: "If wavy mirrors have been occupying rent-free space in your head but you don't possess the funds to cop one, then here's an under-$100 MVP for you! I very quickly carted this $20 Amazon find after going on a hunt for affordable blob mirrors (spoiler alert: there aren't many) and was not disappointed. Although it's small and not very hefty (as reviewers warned, the quality is pretty thin and light), it serves its vibey purpose; good for selfies and looks cool with the rest of my desk baubles." —Tim Monaghan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in two shapes).

    5. Hanging bamboo pendant lights that'll instantly transport you to a water villa in Thailand. These are handwoven from repurposed fishing traps, come in multiple colors, shapes, and sizes so you can tailor it to the rest of your decor.

    Two hanging bamboo pendant lights
    Lanna Passa / Etsy

    Promising review: "These are so beautiful! Much better than I expected! I ordered the second smallest size and was pleasantly surprised by how big they were! These are perfect for my new home office space - thank you so much! I definitely recommend." —Nicole Cross

    Get it from Lanna Passa on Etsy for $27+ (available in three sizes, three colors, and multiple styles).

    6. Polished geode agate bookends which are just begging to make an appearance in the background of your next Zoom meeting. If books are the whipped cream of great decor, than these bookends are the cherry on top.,

    Promising review: "Love it, rocks are BEAUTIFUL. Showed up on time and these are great book holders. I have this across my fireplace mantle and have had nothing but compliments. Highly recommended for the crystal quality and I’ll definitely be ordering more in other colors in the future." —Gage

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

    7. A 12" x 24" hanging window desk to get you a perfect scenic view while you pretend to not stress over your impending deadlines. You can lay your laptop on it for a maximum of three to four hours of bliss at a time.

    A wooden desk hung up by ropes and suction to a window with a laptop on it
    Monkey Business Desk / Etsy

    Monkey Business Desk is a Florida-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in hanging window desks. Psst — this items ✨ships for free! ✨

    Promising review: "This was exactly what I needed — a desk solution for my studio apartment so I can teach remotely without feeling like work will take over the whole place. It's sleek, well made, attaches/detaches like a breeze, and shipped quickly. Communication was a breeze. So, so happy I found this!" —Diana

    Get it from Monkey Business Desk on Etsy for $83.70 (available in five finishes).

    8. A sturdy macrame hammock swing chair that will make you feel like a Disney Princess as you relax and sway back and forth. It can be hung indoors or outdoors, and is the perfect addition if you're looking for decor that is functional and chic.,

    Promising review: "My granddaughters love, love, love these chairs. I saw a storm brewing on Christmas morning if i only bought one and decided to get one for each sister. They are nuts about these chairs! Built well, nice decor for their rooms, very comfortable." —Emmagirl

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    9. Hanging flower pots for anyone who loves minimalist decor but still wants to be a plant parent. You can still keep your space green and modest with these.

    Two black planters hanging from ceiling

    Promising review: "I love them! I had found a similar item in a gift shop for $40 for just one. I was concerned about quality when getting two for less. This was a great surprise. This is bigger than expected, sturdy, and will hold larger plant than you see here. I didn't have any plants to put in so I purchased two three-inch potted plants at the grocery store. Once they grow the planters will look even lovelier." —Deb G.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $34.58.

    10. Magnetic decorative garage door accents because decor is not just for the inside of your home. These faux pieces make a plain door look chic. Reviewers say these look extremely authentic!, Amazon

    Promising review: "This magnetic decor for the garage is great and really does make your garage look better. They look so real as well my mother-in-law was fooled into believing the door handles were real she try using them lol. Great for someone that is on a budget but wants that fancy look for the garage. I highly recommend these." —David Moran Jr

    Get a six-piece from Amazon for $17.99.

    11. Ceramic lip planters which will surely make a statement. This looks fab with *or* without the plant and is the perfect nightstand or bookstand decor.

    Model holding the red lips planter which has a plant inside
    Shelby Sells Co. / Etsy

    Shelby Sells Co. is an Odessa, Texas-based shop with tons of cute planters, mugs, dog bandanas, and more.

    Promising review: "Great quality and exactly as pictured. It’s a nice heavy pot. I love it!" —Liz Petkis

    Get it from Shelby Sells Co. on Etsy for $25.50 (available in three colors)

    12. A marble adhesive film that will make your home look like a palace. I personally used these on my drab bathroom and counters, and it looked like a luxury apartment afterwards. (Psst, when I took it off there was no damage and I got my full deposit back).


    Promising review: "Used a little more than one roll for a quick makeover for an ugly fireplace in a rental apartment. Easy to cover the tiles with the film, and could stretch the film out about one mm if had cut the strip too short; makes a huge difference for minimal effort/price. Don't think anyone would be squinting down at the floor to notice the pixelated pattern." —zhen

    Get a roll from Amazon for $11.64.

    13. An abstract figurine sculpture, which looks like it belongs in the MoMA. You can use this alone as decor or get two to use as bookends.

    Reviewer's sculpture sitting on shelf

    Promising review: "This piece was very well-made, it's simply beautiful and exactly what I'd hoped I'd get. It's the height of my forearm and is very lightweight. It doesn't look or feel like plastic which I was worried about when I saw the weight. This is an excellent purchase; now I want more pieces like this one." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 10 styles).

    14. A hand-sculpted wooden bowl with endless style possibilities. It can hold a variety of things including jewelry, plants, and pens — plus it'll make it look like a work of art!

    EcoVibe Style

    EcoVibe Style is a family-owned business that sells eco-friendly home decor, gardening, apparel, and books/stationery products.

    Get it from EcoVibe Style for $10+ (available in three sizes).

    15. A decorative pillow that will make your living room look like it was staged by a real estate agent. They are easy on the eyes, well-made, and super comfortable.

    Blue and navy pillow on cream couch

    Promising review: "I love these pillows! I've had two since 2020, and they've held up wonderfully. The covers are nice and thick feeling, which gives them a more high end feel, and the fabric is very well stitched. We have a dog, and they have had no problems with her nails or the every day wear and tear. I was super surprised to find that her hair also doesn't seem to stick to these! I'm hoping this brand comes out with solid green covers in the exact same material, so I can replace them. I highly recommend!" —Mary Alston

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two sizes and nine colors).

    16. A wall-mounted industrial plumbing bookshelf which will make even the tiniest apartment feel like a huge Brooklyn loft. You can choose your color so it'll go with any room in your house, plus this is guaranteed to impress your coworkers on Zoom.

    A plumbing styled book shelf
    Iron Wood Stache / Etsy

    Iron Wood Stache is a small business based in Montargis, France. The brand specializes in industrial styled shelving, racks, and lamps. All furniture is custom made. If you'd like to try your hand at making your items yourself, Iron Wood Stache will provide you with the items to work on your own DIY project.

    Promising review: "Beautiful, will last forever, very easy and quick to assemble, secure packaging. I chose to purchase here because you can customize the height and length to your room space and your needs, plus it's made in an ecological material and made in my country by an individual artisan." —Yasmine

    Get it from Iron Wood Stache on Etsy for $61.18+ (available in two colors).

    17. Marble coasters that will make guests feel like they're at a swanky bar and ensure your tables stay in tip-top shape. Since these double as decor, you can leave them sprawled out so you won't ever have to yell "use a darn coaster!" to anyone again.

    Reviewer's marble coaster on wooden table top

    Promising review: "I was looking for elegant, high quality marble coasters for my home. I am very impressed with the quality of the finish of these coasters - they have a felt base, are easy to wipe down, elegant and of excellent weight and thickness. The company has paid great attention to quality and detail, which is also evident in the packaging this set arrived in. Elegant yet robust. These would be a really good gift!" —Suzy T

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $25.99.

    18. A stained glass window decal to make it look like there is always a rainbow shining through your house. Positive vibes + beautiful scenery = a home you will never want to leave.

    Reviewer light shining through reviewer's translucent rainbow film window; the coating on the film makes the window shine with different muted colors

    Promising review: "My kitchen window is on the sidewalk near the community mailboxes. Lots of people walking by. I loathe mini blinds which collect dust and grease. Especially since the stove is next to the window. Curtains are better, but still collect cooking smells and grease particles. I installed this in about ten minutes. It lets in light, but hides me from nosy people." —Gayle Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $26.98 (seven roll sizes available).

    19. A wire sculpture with a minimalist irregular face design that will be an instant hit with guests and a conversation starter.

    Black wire sculpture in the shape of an abstract face
    Audrey Rose Design / Etsy

    Audrey Rose Design is a London-based interior design boutique with all sorts of modern wall art, vases, candles, cushion covers, and more.

    Promising review: "I love this art piece! It’s so unique and makes my bedroom feel like a museum! (A fun museum, not a stuffy one) it’s high quality and was packaged perfectly. It feels light weight so you would think it’s flimsy but it’s sturdy!" —Harriet Potter

    Get it from on Audrey Rose Design on Etsy for $31.60+ (available in two styles).

    20. A pair of two stunning vases which look handmade. These are definitely worthy of being centerpieces at your wedding and your fancy (just for guests) dining room table.

    Reviewer vases on table with flowers in them

    Promising review: "These are absolutely STUNNING! I have gotten so many compliments and questions on where I have purchased them! They are super unique and beautiful! The bronze rose gold wiring is very sturdy and the glass tube that the water and rose goes in fits perfectly inside of the wiring. I love that it comes with a set of two and that they are different sizes, they look absolutely beautiful together. —Ti$NY Daily

    Get a pair from Amazon for $19.99.

    21. A ceramic hands catch all tray that looks like the jewelry is handing it straight to you. Placing your necklace, candles, and any other miscellaneous items will instantly make them look like an interesting piece of decor.

    Non-pigmented concrete catchall dish holding earrings
    Made by Rheal / Etsy

    Made by Rheal a Black- and queer-owned business based in Oakland, California. Rheal's pieces include jewelry, blankets, pots, coasters, and more.

    Promising review: "This little beauty is everything I hoped it would be! It’s on the small side, but it’s perfect for rings or other tiny treasures and I absolutely love looking at it every day. It’s well crafted and was packed with so much care. I’m looking for excuses to buy more!" —amberandhoneycomb

    Get it from Made by Rheal on Etsy for $15.

    22. An under-cabinet wineglass rack which will make your kitchen look like a fancy Italian winery. The installation process is quick and easy — just mount the rack to the bottom of your cabinet with the included supplies. Plus, it'll save space in your cupboards and keep them organized.

    Reviewer wine racks in use in kitchen

    Promising review: "We have really loved this wine rack. We’ve bought three! Created a bar out of an old entertainment center. The coloring was a perfect dark iron. Each row holds three champagne flutes or two wineglasses. Each rack has four rows. The wine racks were easy to install with short screws and the dimensions were spot on. Would highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.93+ (available in four colors).

    23. A beautiful floral stick-and-peel wallpaper that will leave you mesmerized because of how beautiful it looks. And even when winter comes, this will keep summer on your mind.

    Bright colorful floral wallpaper
    Scandinavian Workshop / Etsy

    Scandinavian Workshop is a family-owned wallpaper shop based in Houston, Texas founded by a Puerto Rican born artist, Gabriel Batista and his wife Mirel. All of their stick and peel wall murals are handmade and the brand prides themselves on their speedy (but quality) work and impeccable customer service.

    Promising review: "I love this wallpaper! I did the back wall of my pantry and couldn’t be happier, it’s such a cheery and fun print! Putting it up was a little tricky (and I benefited from the shelves breaking up the print) but took less time than I thought it would. If you’re on the fence you should get it! It’s so fun!" —Jamie O'Leary

    Get it from Scandinavian Workshop on Etsy for $51.60+ (available in four roll sizes).

    24. A ceramic vase with a minimalist irregular face design to make guests think that you've commissioned an artist to hand paint your decor.

    reviewer photo of the white vase on table

    Promising review: "This is my favorite vase! It's beautiful for a centerpiece on my dining table. Love the print, the quality, and the size. Very unique. Already received tons of compliments." —Laura Demetrious

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    25. A gold-lined mirrored tray to make budget beauty items look high-end. Who's swiping on $4 liquid lipstick? You are! But who will feel like royalty when they do so? Also you!

    Tray on counter with perfume and makeup inside

    Promising review: "I bought this tray to use in my bathroom, to hold various creams, serums, etc. It’s a perfect size for that, it’s lovely, and very sturdy — not at all light or cheap feeling. I’m super pleased with it, especially for the price!" —Jocelyn Merkel

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).

    26. A stunning floor-length mirror that will completely steal the show with its elegant silver mosaic design. It'll put an Insta-worthy spin on your mirror selfies while making your space look bigger and brighter.

    Reviewer photo of mirror in home

    Promising Review: "This mirror is so beautiful in my living room. It glitters and shines from every angle. I would describe the frame as a champagne color, a bit gold and a bit silver. Perfect, luxurious looking color for any decor. Brings so much brightness to the space. Very happy with my purchase!" —Heather Clausen

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99.

    27. Floating gold ring glass shelves that will make your home look like a high-end showroom. Be prepared for guests to ask "how much?" for your design services.

    Floating glass shelves

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90+ (available in two sizes).

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